Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2020 Change, predictors and correlates of weight- and health-related quality of life in adolescents 2-years following bariatric surgeryInternational Journal of Obesity.  44:1467-1478. 2020
2020 Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents who underwent bariatric surgerySurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  16:568-580. 2020
2017 Peer victimization in adolescents with severe obesity: The roles of self-worth and social support in associations with psychosocial adjustmentJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  42:272-282. 2017
2016 Family factors that characterize adolescents with severe obesity and their role in weight loss surgery outcomes.Obesity.  24:2562-2569. 2016
2016 Weight Loss and Health Status 3 Years after Bariatric Surgery in AdolescentsNew England Journal of Medicine.  374:113-123. 2016
2015 A multisite view of psychosocial risks in patients presenting for bariatric surgery.Obesity.  23:1218-1225. 2015
2015 Severe obesity and comorbid condition impact on the weight-related quality of life of the adolescent patientJournal of Pediatrics.  166:651-659.e4. 2015
2014 Perioperative outcomes of adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery: the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study.JAMA Pediatrics.  168:47-53. 2014
2013 Psychological assessment of the adolescent bariatric surgery candidate.Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  9:474-480. 2013
2012 Bariatric surgery in adolescents: what's the rationale? What's rational?International Review of Psychiatry.  24:254-261. 2012
2009 Evidence of executive dysfunction in extremely obese adolescents: a pilot studySurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  5:547-552. 2009
1999 Sexual Revictimization and PTSD: An Exploratory StudyJournal of Child Sexual Abuse: research, treatment and program innovations for victims, survivors and offenders.  8:49-65. 1999
1996 Time estimation: effects of cognitive task, presentation rate, and delay.Perceptual and Motor Skills.  83:1387-1394. 1996
1996 Ganzfeld perceptual field and gender effects on short-term memory as a function of rate of digit presentation.Perceptual and Motor Skills.  82:1331-1340. 1996

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Auburn University 2003
  • Master of Psychology, University of South Alabama 1996
  • Full Name

  • Heather McGinnis